Partners in Child rights and community development
Our vision is one those communities have the capacity to be able to take more control of the decisions affecting their lives in a way that is inclusive of all people's needs.
Our mission is to empower those communities so they uphold the rights of children, and so enable children and young people to play a healthy and active role in their communities.
• We aim to support young children who are most at risk of violence and neglect in the communities to provide them with opportunities to develop their confidence and to grow up in a safer,
more inclusive environment.
• We aim to support children and youth who are at risk of dropping out from school and living in particularly hard circumstances, and to help them realize their potential.
• We aim to work with local communities, to build the capacity of those communities to take a more coordinated and inclusive approach to participatory decision-making and service provision.
• We aim to influence the decisions of key policy makers and service providers who are responsible towards the Palestinian communities living in Lebanon to uphold the rights of Palestinian children,
and to be accountable for providing appropriate services.
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Naba' a is a Lebanese organization that works with Palestinian communities in the
camps and gatherings in Lebanon, and with Lebanese communities.
We work in an integrated way, involving a wide range of individuals and organizations within the community to build ,g._shared approach to
achieving our vision, mission and our aims.
Child Rights Program
The Child Rights Program crosscuts all of Naba'a programs and projects which are related to its strategic aims. This program is a central theme to the organization's methodology and concepts.
The Child Rights Program aims to:
Expand the local community's understanding of children's rights issues and reduce the gap between local practices and thinking.
Analyze the children's situation and their rights.
Upgrade the available information on the children's situation and their rights through field research, surveys, and action plans.
Monitor children rights violations and creating the tools and procedures
to address them. ~
1L.l Establish a child rights network with local Lebanese and Palestinian
organizations and strengthen their skills to pursue rights activities on
the local and national level. /
Produce training manuals to facilitate others working with children according to the Child Rights Convention.
The program aims to:
• Create a participatory and inclusive culture that seeks to develop the personality, skills and abilities of the children.
• Prepare the children and youth to playa role as active citizens by respecting their own national and cultural values and those of others. • Empower and motivate the educational environment by removing the obstacles limiting child inclusion in the educational process, regardless of the children's backgrounds and abilities.
The program targets different groups of people within the community, especially children and youth, and through this exchange of values r ideas we can increase our understanding of the communities. Under *1iS program we have many projects, such as:
• Early Childhood
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• Prevention of School Drop-Out
Inclusive Education Program
This program focuses on improving the quality of education by including attractive and motivational tools for the children.
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The Advocacy Program seeks to raise community awareness of children's rights and youth issues through the rights networks and committees. This program aims to develop the life skills of the community members and groups and empower them to influence decision-makers and service providers in adopting the rights important to the community and provide them with quality services.
We seek to:
• Put the Article of Child Rights Convention into practice, especially as it relates tGreducation, participation, and protection .
• Work on~~ . ucing the obstacles facing good and effective education
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Emergency program is considered as an important component of Naba'a strategy and works. Through it, Naba'a notices all the circumstances around the children and society to insure that its interference plans fit with the actual situation of the society, it depends on complete analyzing of social, political and economical situation, upgrading of information and its consultations with active persons and partners who care for children and society, in addition to preparing types of intervention such as:
• Supporting people who effected by war and crisis.
• Supplying food, equipment and tools.
• supportin~omen and children in psycho-social activities.
• Providinr:~±i:rldren by safe spaces.
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Training and Capacity-Building Program
This program cuts across all of the programs of Naba'a and consists of a highly-qualified and experienced team, which works at the local, national, and regional level.
The training unit seeks to:
• Discover the training needs and identify the weak areas of the social workers in the field.
• Empower and develop the children and youth abilities and the people who work with them in the social field.
• Transfer the experience of Naba'a to the local and international organizations in Lebanon and in the region.
• Produce training manuals and modify some of these manuals to be suitable for the local community culture.
Training unit uses different active and participatory tools, such as:
• Direct training for the children, youth, and social workers.
• Training of Trainers (social workers and school teachers) by developing their training skills.
• Consultancy for the local and international organizations working in community development.
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Community Development Program
The Community Development Program seeks to mobilize all the available resources of the local community and empower its members and groups to participate in the decision-making which impacts their lives, as well as take control over their personal lives.
The program works with:
The program works with youth aged 14-25 (males and females), especially those at risk of violence and dropping out of school, and aims to promote and empower their role in the local community through:
• Strengthen their skills in volunteer work.
• Direct them to vocational training centers and assist them in improving their life skills.
• Prepare youth leadership to manage community development, social, health, and environmental projects.
• Participate in field research, surveys, needs-assessment about the various problems in the local community.
For more information, contact:
Lebanon - Sai do
AI Saray St, - Abdel Majid Bozzi Bldg. - 1st Fir, Tel.: 00961 7 732601 - Fax: 00961 7 738839 website: www.nabaa-Ib,org - e-mail: nabaa@nabaa-Ib,org